We can't really tell if they're good temps until we get an idea on what CPU you're running and how far you've overclocked it. So please post up some more details
Sorry I can't help with thermal compound choice, I just use Arctic Silver 5 (even if there are slightly better ones, its easy to get and outperforms stock stuff).
(Edit: also are they Tcase temps (CPU Temp) or Tjunction (Core Temperatures)? Check out the Core2 Temperature guide in the Overclocking forum (its right up the top) if you don't know what I'm referring to.)
John, we need to know your case, CPU, voltages, overclocks, air flow in the case, ambient temps during measuring, your program your using to measure temps. Otherwise we don't have a clue if it's good or bad.
Your asking us to know whats in the sealed box. I dunno, open it?
i increased my vid to 1.37500. I don't know why cpu-z displays much lower temps but i think it is the vdroop thing? Can somebody explain what is this vdroop and how it will affect overclocking. and also, running prime 95 small fpu,i'm getting 59,59,56,56 temps. lowest are 43,40,37,36. i think it idles at around 43-45
Vcore Max 1.5
Tcase Max (CPU temperature) 71c
Tjunction (Core temperature) 76c
The value shown in Intel's Processor Spec Finder for the Thermal Specification is Tcase Max (CPU temperature), not Tjunction (Core temperature), which is a common misconception among many enthusists. Since Core temperature always runs 5c higher than CPU temperature at load, which is shown in the following Intel document - http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0709/0709.1861.pdf - just add 5c to the Thermal Specification to find the corresponding Core temperature.
If we give you links and you don't read them, then you make it harder for us to help you.
CompuT, we got a good 'same brain' You don't research, you don't learn, you should just buy a Dell.
It's a hobby, not a buy it forget it thing.
To the OP: Don't you think a fault like Fatal Error means something is wrong? Maybe you need to back off the overclocks? The program your using to test has a website you can go to, and get tons and tons of info what you got a Fatal Error for. You can spend 2-3 hours just looking at info to get it right and fix it Instead of posting here.